Institutionalising Legal Cooperation

Developing the use and recognition of English law and English legal practice in China directly benefits UK prosperity, particularly in projects China undertakes in third countries on the Belt & Road, where proper provision is needed for dispute resolution in order to manage the risks for Chinese companies and investors. UK arbitration in English law is very well placed to be the preferred option for these services, and institutionalising UK-China legal cooperation will support this goal, directly benefiting UK legal service providers.

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In addition to this, general improvements in the rule of law in China, even in disciplines that are not directly related to international commerce or general business law, would provide a marked improvement in the environment for Chinese and UK business. Increased trade and investment between the two countries, as well as increased trust in China’s ability to host foreign business, would lead to greater prosperity all around.

GBCC conducts frequent exchanges and dialogues which contribute to this institutionalisation of UK-China legal cooperation. By creating sustained bilateral links in these sectors, the UK attractiveness and capability as a partner for China is enhanced, and the scope for UK policy influence in China is broadened as the environment becomes more receptive.


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